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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 20, 2012 8:08 pm

My recommendation to the casual user of a camera is to purchase what is known as a Bridge camera, also known as a super-zoom. They fill a place between a simple pocket-able point & shoot & a digital SLR. If & when one might find this camera limiting, that is another big question but I suspect it will serve most folks quite well.

Here is a link for you to explore.

http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/buyer-s-guide-best-bridge-cameras-a1343.html
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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby CdnChelsea » Nov 21, 2012 9:50 am


This afternoon I am going to The Source to look at cameras. My daughter works there part-time so I will get a discount and she said there are some good cameras on sale right now.

I will write down which ones I am interested in and maybe you all can help me figure out which one will be the best one.

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby CdnChelsea » Nov 21, 2012 9:58 am


Thank you Ron for the website. It certainly is very informative. I'm sure the website and your vast information on cameras will help me figure out which one to buy.

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby bluewillow » Nov 21, 2012 11:38 am

Black Friday and Cyber Monday might have some good bargains too.

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby CdnChelsea » Nov 21, 2012 12:08 pm


I thought *Black Friday* happened only in the U.S.???

Well duh, what do I know? Obviously, not much....lol

Cyber Monday? Never heard of that either. Might be worth asking The Source if they do Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Hey, I might get a great deal!!

Thank you, Bluewillow

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby bluewillow » Nov 21, 2012 12:18 pm

It's catching on in Canada it seems Chelsea. you might find some more info online. I believe Cyber Monday one can order items online. Perhaps someone on CG knows more on this subject.

Good luck with the digi search.

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby Scrapinthehat » Nov 21, 2012 12:53 pm

I "bought" a Cannon T1i a couple of years ago with Air Miles. I got a few cameras this way. It is a SLR. I haven't learned how to use all the manual adjustments on it, other than changing out the lenses, however it takes great point and shoot pics while on "auto" setting and I have the option of having and learning the more advanced features any time. I believe the new T4i's are around $900, but you could probably find an older model for much cheaper or, as mentioned, use Air Miles to "purchase" a new one.

Nikon also makes VERY good cameras, some would argue they are better than Cannon. Can't really go wrong with either one, but personally I wouldn't buy anything else. You will get good optics with these two options.
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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 21, 2012 1:34 pm

When you have a short list of potential buys, I suggest you check out the reviews of each. One of the best sites for impartial reviews is linked here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/

I would not limit my choices to Canon & Nikon as often the Panasonic bridge cameras are top rated. I shoot with Panasonic & Olympus Micro Four Third (m4/3) cameras as well as my much older Canon bridge camera. m4/3 cameras are compact cameras with interchangeable lenses, bridge cameras have a single fixed zoom lens.
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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby CdnChelsea » Nov 21, 2012 3:47 pm


I just got back from The Source. The salesperson was helpful but couldn't answer the questions I was asking.

Lots of sales going on. The Source does do Black Friday. The Black Friday sales starts on Thursday. lol
The also do Cyber Monday but only on-line purchases.

I need a nice camera that will allow me to take clear, crisp pictures that can be blown up, framed and hung on the wall.

I only have $250-$300 to spend.

Here is The Sources' website if anyone would like to take a look:

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/category ... camcorders

I was kinda looking at this one:

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Re: My Camera is Broken

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 21, 2012 4:34 pm

CdnChelsea wrote:
I just got back from The Source. The salesperson was helpful but couldn't answer the questions I was asking.

I was kinda looking at this one:

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Nikon Coolpix L810


I have found most sales persons @ the source not to be very knowledgeable about their products.

You can check out several reviews of the L810 @ this link:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=nikon+co ... =firefox-a
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